Apparently the battery is supposed to go in the handguard. I took the handguard out and saw there were no wires for the battery to connect to. I looked all around to make sure the battery wasn't supposed to go somewhere else and didn't have any luck. I contacted AirsoftGI and they basically sent me a link to the manual which also said the battery should be in the handguard.
Does anyone here own this gun and know a solution for this? The last thing I want to do is to have to send the gun back so I want to make sure of everything first.
Um, the link you posted says right in the description that it is wired to the rear. The battery goes in your crane stock. I'm not familiar with that gun, but I know of three possibilities.
1) The butt plate comes off and the battery goes there. 2) The stock slides off the "buffer tube", and the battery goes in the stock and you connect to the wires that are in the buffer tube while you have the stock off. 3) The battery goes in the buffer tube after you slide the stock off.
Edit: Took me too long to write, on my phone, and Pagan beat me to it. Laugh
I second what Pagan says. If the right gun were linked, then it would have a crane stock and be rear wired, as the picture and description describe. Obviously the gun that he has isn't represented by that link.
Post by YoYo-Pete on Sept 19, 2012 11:48:31 GMT -5
Hmm... My bad. I honestly thought it was the same gun. What really happened is that my brain did not absorb what the OP was saying. Bad me.
I dont understand how it could come from AirsoftGI and not be standard OEM. (Well after my purchase, I actually can believe that they dont have it together. I got a free Tshirt as an appology, but that thread has yet to be written as I'm going to post pics with it and havent had the chance.. but I digress)
It says the "new version has been wired to the rear" so you got the new version. Tank and Pagan are RIGHT (dont know why I doubted them).
I purchased the Echo 1 M4 Platinum Edition, and this is the overview video. Model seems similar, crane stock seems to be similar to the one on the Platinum Edition. Provided the original link is the actual model ordered.
At 2:00 into the video Brian shows removing the insert plate underneath butt plate cover where the battery is housed.
The butt plate cover has two small tabs that when pressed in pops off the butt plate cover, then remove insert plate cover to reveal openings for the battery compartment. Crane type, and small stick type batteries will work in this model.